Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Thistles spp., Common Knapweed, Black Knapweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521883188319651883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1394194176290228
Number of individuals21383252251183467
Unique positions8372648422
Unique locations8169627919
Adult records1394191173283227
Immature records02000

For the county, we have a total of 2282 records from 310 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1201 Eucosma cana 06
© Terry Box, 12 Jul 2020
1201 Eucosma cana 05
© Terry Box, 1 Jul 2017
1201 Eucosma cana 04
© Dave Shenton
1201 Eucosma cana 03
© Andy Nunn
1201 Eucosma cana 02
© Paul Kipling 25th June 2010
1201 Eucosma cana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common throughout all five vice-counties.

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